First of all, why would you buy products in China nowadays? With almost 3,000,000 factories across China, China houses the most factories in the world. In the past, you would have chosen a Chinese factory because it was probably cheaper than anywhere else. In 2019, China is still very competitive when it comes to pricing, but the average quality is becoming better and better. China has a national plan to become the innovation and quality leader in 10 key industries in China. Another important reason to source products from China is the fact that Chinese factories are relatively flexible. If you have special requirements for your product, Chinese factories can produce it for you even in smaller MOQ’s (Minimum Order Quantity) compared to other countries. These are the key advantages of sourcing from China.
After these promising words, why would you still need a purchasing partner in China? In China, there are almost 3,000,000 factories, as mentioned above. Among those factories there are still many factories who haven’t made the leap forward yet. They are still focusing on cheap and bad quality products, sometimes combined with undesirable labor conditions. As an entrepreneur or company in Europe, you don’t want to do business with those kinds of factories. But how can you do a factory audit, when you are, for example, based in Belgium and the factory is in Southern China? If you ask the factory for papers or certificates, factories will always provide you those – fake or real, it still does not matter. Scale Roads is based in China, and with more than 8 years of experience here, the people of Scale Roads know how to deal with ensuring factory selection meets your standards. We have a network of trustfully factories where the factory owners are working according the local law and our western standards.
We speak your language
The language barrier is also an important reason to work with a purchasing partner. Factories are often located outside the big cities in the rural areas. In those areas, it is hard to find good English-speaking persons, so most of the English-speaking persons are relatives of the factory owner who have been sent to an English course to be the translator for the factory. Those people can help you with a few basic things, but if you want to explain your requirements to them or you are having a discussion with them, you cannot communicate with them. With Scale Roads, you don’t have to deal with endless conversations and discussions with the translators from the factory; we speak the local language, so this will improve the whole order process.
Close to you and your products
Also, important is the quality inspection. You have ordered a container of products without any problems in the whole process of selecting the factory and communicate with them. After you have received the products you see directly the issue, more than 30% of the goods are not according your MQS (Minimum Quality Standards). With a quality inspection from Scale Roads you could have avoided those issues. With our experience here in China, we know how to deal with quality inspections to keep the return rate close to zero. It’s a small investment in your order but it could save you a lot of money later on.
Contact us today, we are happy to discuss your opportunities.